Oil in Cuba: Dream or Nightmare? Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 11 April 2017 — HAVANA, Cuba. – “Thank goodness oil is something we don’t have in Cuba.” So said the lyrics of a popular song by Cuban musical group Habana Abierta. However, now Cuba’s official media insist the opposite is true: “The enterprise Cuba-Petroleum Union […] Continue reading
Jose Marti, Tell the Tyrant… / Jeovany Jimenez Vega Commentary by Carmen Zampallo in the forum of the article “Martí and his Myth,” by José Gabriel Barrenechea, published at 14:30m on the 17 May 2015. Thanks, Carmen, wherever you may be! Where are you Martí? What have you become? In your name have been created […] Continue reading
A Deplorable Spectacle / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya It is a crime to manipulate a child’s conscience for the adulation of a dictator. Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, 15 August 2016, Havana – This Saturday, August 13, 2016, was the culmination of true torture after months of putting up with the fanfare in the official media on the […] Continue reading
No, No and No Raul Castro / Jose Luis Garcia Antunez Posted on August 31, 2014 This I believe is the second or third occasion that I write to you, and as always without the least mood or desire that you answer me, because given the absolute contempt and disgust that emanates from your person […] Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 Che Guevara’s image doesn’t fit ghastly reality BY HUMBERTO FONTOVA HFONTOVA.COM Good thing the college “hipsters” who wear Che T-shirts didn’t live in Stalinist Cuba under their idol. “Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates!” snarled the KGB-mentored Che Guevara in 1961. “Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, […] Continue reading
Posted on Saturday, 04.21.12 The hit teams that carried out Castro's vendettas In an excerpt, the first of three, from his new book, 'Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine,' Brian Latell a retired CIA agent now with the University of Miami, discloses how a Cuban intelligence defector Assassination operations had always been Fidel's [...] Continue reading
Open Letter from the Writer Ángel Santiesteban-Prats to the New President of Spain / Ángel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Havana, 20 December 2011 President Mariano Rajoy, I turn to you on the day my daughter celebrates her birthday. Just thinking of the Cuban young people, I decided to write you these humble and sincere words [...] Continue reading
http://translatingcuba.com/?p=12491 The Fate of the Cuban Taliban / Angel SantiestebanAngel Santiesteban, Translator: Unstated Reading Carlos Alberto Montaner's book, Conversation at the funeral of the Comandante. What will happen after the death of Fidel Castro?, from the first pages I could recognize a reality that was predicted by the author several years before it happened. Who [...] Continue reading
The Cuban Missile Crisis Myth: 49 Years LaterPosted By Humberto Fontova On October 31, 2011 @ 12:02 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage Forty nine years ago on Oct. 28th JFK "solved" the Cuban Missile Crisis. Given the influence of Camelot's court scribes and their cronies in the mainstream media, perhaps a refresher on conservative reaction to [...] Continue reading
Che Guevara: An emblem of freedom?By Humberto Fontova 10:51 AM 06/23/2011 Let's excuse our intrepid "watchdog" MSM. They're too busy rummaging through Sarah Palin's garbage to report on the actual sayings and doings by our actual government officials. So here's a report from Britain's Guardian on a speech by Alec Ross, the U.S. State Department's [...] Continue reading
Jimmy Carter does Havana
Ex-president sympathizes more with Castro thugs than their murdered victims
By Humberto Fontova
The Washington Times
Embracing a recent invitation by the Castro brothers, Jimmy Carter
visited Cuba last week. "We greeted each other as old friends," gushed
the former president after his meeting with Fidel Castro.
"In 2002, we received… Continue reading
Cuba debt cancellation ‘unbelievable’
Many of the goings on in this country are so unbelievable, that often it
feels as though they cannot be real.
Just recently the ANC government wrote off a R1.1bn debt to Cuba. Why?
Does South Africa have billions to give away? Does the Health Department
have no… Continue reading
Congressional Black Caucus Still Stuck on Castro
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who also serves as chairperson for the
Congressional Black Caucus, has composed an entreaty to President Obama
for an end to the "embargo" on Cuba. "Mr. President: Lift the travel
ban," reads the title of her post on The Hill's Congress Blog.
"[W]e… Continue reading
Rights group criticizes Cuba in prisoner's death
By Jeff Franks Jeff Franks – Wed Feb 24, 2:52 pm ET
HAVANA (Reuters) – Amnesty International called the hunger strike death
of jailed Cuban activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo a "terrible indictment"
of repression on the island and urged Cuban President Raul Castro on
Wednesday to release all… Continue reading
Why being a Castro apologist is still considered okay
May 21, 8:49 PM · 4 comments
This thug has always gotten a free ride from the Left.
My column of March 25, "A Semester in Cuba must address Communism,"
provoked an unexpected barrage of comments, ranging from the occasional
nod of agreement and support to the… Continue reading
Michael Moore Sneers at Cuban Americans
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 4:03 PM
By: Humberto Fontova
Last week on "Larry King Live" Michael Moore took the high road. He
simply could not bring himself to pronounce judgment on the Rev.
Jeremiah Wright's tirades. "I'm a white guy," explained the rotund
film-maker. "And I mean, you have to… Continue reading
The Cuban Embargo
February 23, 2007. Political and academic soothsayers insist that
change (for the better) looms in Cuba. With Fidel Castro's
incapacitation, and his "pragmatic" brother, Raul, at the helm the
process is ratcheting forward inexorably, we're told.
But for relentless hen-pecking by those insufferable right-wing
Cuban-Americans, unconscionable blackmail by their… Continue reading